BEST-SELLING author and historian Simon Scarrow visited Lancaster Royal Grammar School as part of a nationwide tour aiming to bring ancient history to life.
After an Ofsted report by the Department for Education claimed that “an increasing number of students are terminating their study of history before they reach the age of 14”, Scarrow decided to inspire children to learn about ancient history by travelling the country talking to schools about the ancient world in an inventive, interactive and imaginative way.
Famous for The Eagle series, Scarrow has gone on to write a bestselling series for children called Gladiator.
The series reveals how magnificent, gory, dangerous and exhilarating the world of the Ancient Romans really was.
As part of former teacher Scarrow’s school tour, children put their Roman knowledge to the test in a Roman history quiz which pitted teams against each other, all vying for a space in a live final taking place at Bath Kids Lit-Fest in September.
Scarrow said: “It is vital school children today don’t forget the impact the Romans have had on our world and the legacy they have left.”